Coat of arms of Sabia and Verona
|Coat of arms of Sabia and Verona
Lesser arms, used by the Government
|Tarik as King of the Valtirians
|23 August 2015
23 December 2019 (greater royal arms)
|The Crown of Saint Jason Momoa
|Quarterly: Sabia, Verona, Lycem and Gonn; enté en point: Alios; inestutcheon Kârjasary.
|Two polar bears rampant regardant Proper royally crowned Copper, standing on two crossed smoketree spurge branches all Proper
|Middle Sabian: ele sourg • ele mourg
|Order of the Baphomet
|Placed on a mantle Rose lined with Ermine. Above the mantle is a pavilion Rose again topped with the royal crown.
The coat of arms of Sabia and Verona (Sabian: murgodaián) represents Sabia and Verona and the Valtirian nation. It is used by the national government, the Parliament, and other state institutions. It counts with a lesser, middle, and greater version; the lesser version is the one used by most state institutions, while the middle and greater versions are typically reserved for the Monarchy. The common element to these versions is the shield, which consists of the sigils of each of the regions of Sabia and Verona (Sabia, Verona, Lycem, Gonn and Alios), with the arms of the Royal House superimposed.
The blazon of the Greater Royal Arms is composed as follows:
- Quarterly, first quarter Or a Valtirian rama Proper (for Sabia), second quarter Sable, a hummingbird rousant Or (for Verona), third quarter Gules, a sun Vert charged with an eye Sable with a pupil of the same tincture and an iris of the field (for Lycem), fourth quarter Vert, a crescent montant Argent, enté en point Argent a sailboat Sable with a single sail set Or charged with a heart Gules, overall an escutcheon Gules bordure Sable, a sun Vert bearing an eye Sable with a pupil of the same tincture and an iris of the field (for the regnant House of Karjasari), the whole surrounded by a ribbon Argent charged with the Motto "ele sourg • ele mourg"; for a Crest, the Royal Crown Proper; for Supporters, two polar bears rampant regardant Proper crowned as the Crest, standing upon two crossed smoketree spurge branches all Proper; Mantling Rose lined Ermine, topped by a pavillion of the same crowned as the Crest.
The coat of arms of Sabia and Verona is regulated by Law TA4.5-2019, adopted on 23 December 2019, which codified the Royal Decree issued by King Tarik on the coat of arms of the Kingdom upon his coronation in 2015. The law establishes different variants of the coat of arms, to be used in different contexts. The lesser arms consist of the estutcheon (shield), the Crown of Saint Jason Momoa, and the royal motto ("ELE SOURG • ELE MOURG", Middle Sabian for "I am ink, I am paint"); they are used by the Government, Parliament, Supreme Court and other state agencies.
The greater arms and the middle arms are used almost exclusively by the Monarchy, and may be affixed to special laws and international treaties. They were adopted by King Tarik in 2019, and codified by the regulatory law from that year. They consist of the same shield, supported by polar bears standing on two crossed smoketree spurge branches ). The greater arms place these on a crowned pink mantle and add the medal of the Order of the Baphomet, the highest-ranking and oldest order of chivalry in the Kingdom.
Each of the five arms on the shield represent one of the regions of Sabia and Verona; the oldest arms among them are those of Sabia. The rama Nir first appeared as a symbol in 2012, and was initially associated to the entirety of Sabia and Verona. Nir was the sole charge of the first coat of arms of Sabia and Verona, adopted in 2013 (image 1), but it quickly became a regional Sabian symbol as Verona developed a distinct identity, separate from the Sabian hegemony.
The arms of Verona show a golden hummingbird, which is the national animal of Sabia and Verona. These are likely derived from the provisional coat of arms adopted by the provincial government during the Federation era (image 2). On the other hand, the arms of Lycem are directly derived from those of the House of Kârjasary, which ruled over independent Lycem from its formation in 2012 up to its annexation into Sabia and Verona in 2014, which are represented in the inestutcheon.
The two "new" regions of Sabia and Verona, Gonn and Alios, are depicted last; both of their arms were granted by King Tarik, as these regions were annexed in the aftermath of his coronation. The arms of Gonn show an upward-facing silver crescent on a green field, and stand in contrast with the solar imagery widely used in the older regions to the North. The arms of Alios depict a black sailboat with a single golden sail, charged with a red heart. The sailboat upon a silver field represents the Valtirian migrants arriving to the Río de la Plata (the silver river), while the golden heart upon the golden sail represents the figurative "heart of the nation" moving to the new capital.
The elements of the new greater arms of the Kingdom, adopted in 2019, are also charged with symbolism. The polar bears in the supporters are meant to represent Snø Jens-Galieri, one of the oldest buni and a former companion of the House of Kârjasary, while the smoketree spurge is the national tree of Sabia and Verona. The rose mantling, unusual in heraldry, is for the traditional pastel pink color of the Valtirian monarchy, which derives from the banner of the Holy Dussesh Empire.
The previous greater arms of King Tarik were more similar to those borne by his predecessor, Queen Isadora, who used more traditional red mantling, the treteté (Sabioveronese flags) as supporters, and didn't have any defining elements in the compartment (image 3).
Historical coat of arms
Regional coat of arms and mons
Each of the regions of Sabia and Verona counts with its arms, as represented in the national coat of arms. Some, like those of Sabia and Lycem, are symbols historically associated to those particular regions. Others, like those of Alios and Gonn, were specifically granted by the Sabioveronese Monarch. In addition to the arms, each region counts with a mon symbol, which (with the exception of Gonn) is always that of its respective capital prefecture. Prefectures do not have their own coats of arms.
|Or, a rama proper
|Sable, a hummingbird rousant Or
|Gules, a sun Vert charged with an eye Sable with a pupil of the same tincture and an iris of the field
|Vert, a crescent montant Argent
|Argent, a sailboat Sable with a single sail set Or charged with a heart Gules